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Healthcare Sciences: Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences BSc (Hons)
Healthcare Sciences: Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences BSc (Hons)

Healthcare Sciences: Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences BSc (Hons)

  • ID:US440077
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£4,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£4,000.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award) including biology or chemistry. Please note we do not accept General Studies AS or A Level.
  • Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator.
  • We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
  • We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

English requirements

If English is your second language we require a minimum of IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent).

Other requirements


Course Information

Physiological Science route

Much of the work in the physiological sciences is directly with patients. We offer two courses in this area: Audiology, where you measure, diagnose and treat hearing and balance issues, and Cardiac Physiology, where you will perform and interpret tests used for diagnosis and monitoring in the field of cardiology, such as ECGs.

Life Science route

The Life Science route will give you a thorough grounding in pathology and the scientific investigation of human health and disease. Pathology is the analysis of patients’ specimens to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. You will graduate with skills and technical knowledge in a range of biomedical techniques and you will be capable of expert analysis and interpretation. We offer four courses in this area: Blood Sciences, Infection Sciences, Cellular Sciences and Genetic Sciences.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

NHS salaries for staff working in healthcare science range from around £21,000 to around £80,000 per year.

At entry level, the work involves obtaining diagnostic data from patients and working as part of a multidisciplinary team that also includes doctors, nurses and radiographers.

  • An accredited course to become a healthcare science practitioner in the NHS, with a starting salary range of around £21,000 which could lead to a salary of over £80,000
  • All Healthcare Science courses fulfil the requirements of the NHS's Health Education England Healthcare Science Programme Board specification for the Practitioner Training Programme (PTP)
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) courses are approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and lead to eligibility to join the HCPC register as a Biomedical Scientist
  • 'Hands on' approach to learning in our state-of-the-art interactive learning facility 'The Living Lab'
  • The University has over 100 years of expertise in teaching science
  • Longstanding partnerships with regional NHS Trusts ensure a high quality work-based learning experience
  • You will be taught by academic staff as well as Healthcare Science Practitioners and will gain practical workplace experience alongside academic learning in your chosen specialism

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